A few years ago, I arrived in Accra. A small-town girl, (single sex) boarding school educated, fresh-faced and maybe just a little bit naive. I had been accepted into university to study Biological Science. I was so excited, not just because of uni, but because I felt like yes, this was my moment to pursue my dreams; all the moments of my life so far, all the angst, the struggles, all had culminated to this – my chance to pursue my dream of being an entertainer.
All my life I have felt called to this. I was never happier than the moments I was on stage dancing, acting, singing; I had never felt more alive than in those moments of expressing that primal part of me, bringing to life characters in all their messy beautiful glory. I lived for the stage.
Arriving in Accra was magical. Free for the first time in my life! No parents, relatives, headmistresses, priests to dominate and prescribe my actions. And books, books, books!! All the books that I could ever read! EPP bookstore, Methodist bookstore, random vendors on the street, it was a bookworm’s paradise and I fully dipped and immersed myself in them all.
And not to talk of the beach! Ohmygosh, how I love losing myself in a book in the shade of a coconut tree on our beautiful scenic beaches! So many wonderful memories made on the beach…
Falling in love was bewildering and took me totally by surprise…that feeling of two souls so different and yet so determined to make it work despite it all… Everything paled by comparison, shadows in the wake of a bright beautiful sun. Two wonderful children later and I live in a love cocoon everyday, everyday.
Time sweeps us in its stride, and soon I shall have to make some important decisions… I don’t know, but I still feel so drawn to the same career aspirations as in the past, and I hope I can share that with you here.
Y’all know I started this blog to document my journey into vogue, but it was more that, honestly. I want to be a part of all the beautiful souls telling our African stories. Pouring out our soul and spirit in honesty and helping others to understand the real Africa, and our diverse African stories. That is why I started a blog in 2012 and why I decided to document my style journey.
Three months in, and I don’t completely know which road exactly I’m taking in this journey, but I do know that I’m in it for the long haul. It’s a process of experimentation and I hope you’ll bear me out as I try my hands at different subjects and themes. Overall, the goal I aspire to is to inspire. I want us all to live the best we can, to go for our dreams with no holds bared, to be the best versions of ourselves we can be, because I believe firmly that is how the Creator intended it.
So this might probably not be a pure personal style blog! I’ll probably be throwing in some interior design, books and restaurant reviews, etc on here… I hope you’ll enjoy them too!